You know Lucy, the last discovered remains of a human ancestor. Well before Lucy's time which was around 3.2 million years ago, evidence has shown us a whole other stage of evolution a million years before Lucy! You also know the popular prediction that someday we would discover that the earliest humans resembled and were related to chimpanzees. Well, archaeologists have discovered that is actually quite false. She's been given the nickname "Ardi" for it's assigned species, Ardipithecus ramidus. Ardi was about 110 pounds and had a small brain. on early humans a few notches because of the proof that Ardi and other like her, are nothing like the ape or anything relating to it! This find has really stepped up the research being done a notch because it proved that Ardi and others like her were nothing like apes or chimps as commonly assumed.
-Savannah B., period 7